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Scott Brown Moves to New Hampshire

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) is about to move across the border to New Hampshire. It is a state that is more friendly to Republicans and has senate election next year. From Bloomberg:

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown plans to move to New Hampshire, the latest sign that he’s considering a U.S. Senate bid there, which would complicate Democrats’ effort to hold their majority in the chamber.

Brown, 54, has found a buyer for his Wrentham home and is set to close on that deal this week, Andrew I. Glincher, managing partner and chief executive officer at Brown’s employer Nixon Peabody LLP, said in an interview. Brown will continue to work out of the law firm’s Boston office because he isn’t licensed to practice law in New Hampshire, Glincher said.

If Brown did try to run in against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen he would benefit from strong name recognition since much of New Hampshire shares the Boston media market, but he would face criticism for carpet bagging and being too liberal for the New Hampshire GOP.

It is not yet guaranteed that Brown will actually run but it is worth keeping an eye on. Brown has not been behaving like a person who is completely done with politics.

 

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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com